We’re talking about age a lot this week. First, because rumours and reports have surfaced that Rebel Wilson actually lied about her own, and then because Maggie Gyllenhaal recently told The Wrap that at 37, she’d been deemed “too old” to play the love interest of a 50-something-year-old man. (Gross.) So yeah: ageism is alive and well. Which means that if Wilson did lie about her age, then Gyllenhaal’s account actually explains why.
Most importantly, lest we forget that Wilson’s age is none of our business. Despite our interest in and/or obsession with celebrity culture, the backstories or personal lives of people we don’t know has nothing to do with anybody but themselves (minus abuse/assault allegations because those have victims). Which means that whether Wilson is 29 as claimed or 35 as she’s been “accused” of has nothing to do with her ability to make us laugh and do her job.
Would we still have seen her in “Pitch Perfect” if she we knew she was (allegedly) in her 30s? I hope so.Read More »from The question of age in Hollywood